French Onion Soup - Cooking with Wine

French Onion Soup

Sunday I have been busy in the kitchen cooking a delicious French Onion Soup with homemade baguettes for our Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club. This month the theme was cooking with wine. During my visit in Oregon, this summer, I bought a nice Chardonnay. This is the wine that I used for the soup.

The soup is time consuming, you need to plan ahead. The onions are slowly caramelized for 2-3 hours and then you start making the soup. The recipe says that it is for 8 servings but if you are eating the soup for a main meal it will serve 4. You can freeze the soup without the bread and the cheese.

Here is what everyone is cooking this month:

Shelby: Cheese Fondue with Apples

Val: Baked Rice with Butternut Squash

Jamie: Salmon with White Wine-Mustard Sauce

Aggie: Red Wine Pear Crisp with Spiced Streusel

Recipe:
French Onion Soup

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  1. Ah, but all the time is worth it for such a richly flavored soup! I love the beautifully crusted top too! :)

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  2. Il y a des siècles que je n'ai pas mangé une soupe à l'oignon, cette recette me donne envie d'en faire une très bientôt

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  3. I love French Onion soup - haven't made it in years. What a great use for those little Dutch ovens, too.

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  4. Hélène cette soupe figure parmi mes repas préférés.. encore une fois.. vous l'avez captée comme une "star"~:)
    La lumière est idéalement romantique dans vos photos.

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  5. I love the cheese that is spilling over the bowls. I am ashamed to say that I have never made onion soup before....it is about time I try!!!

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  6. Helene,
    Your french onion soup looks unbelievable. Looks delicious. I love the red pot and the cheese coming down the sides....wow!

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  7. I love french onion soup! I love the bowls you used for serving. I just made a big pot a couple weeks ago. It is time consuming to make, but definitely worth it.

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  8. The soup looks great Helene...I am definitely giving this one a try! Thanks for bringing this to our virtual table!

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  9. Hi Helene,

    a very fine creation. Compliment

    Greeting Jacob

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  10. I love this soup. Funny thing I made a large pot of it this weekend and that is likely dinner tonight (something light after all the turkey). Love your cute little pots.

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  11. French onion soup is one of my favorite soups.

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  12. THe time of onion soup and lentils stews is at my door. Though we still enjoy a blue sky in paris, it's much colder than last week - when it was unusually warm. So I guess I will let autumn through my door and your recipe is welcome indeed!

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  13. classic. that's one cheesy bowl of goodness, helene!

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  14. Bonne fete de l'action de graces Helene!!!

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  15. That photo is sooo enticing. Perfect for a cool fall day - or anytime.

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  16. Oh, Helene your pictures have gotten great. And, this looks perfect for the weather we are having here pass some over.

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  17. This really does look good. I love French onion soup and just never tire of it. I love how you lightened the recipe.

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  18. What a beautiful cup of soup!! I am a huge lover of french onion soup...I bet this made your kitchen smell wonderful!

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  19. It looks so cheesy and comforting, thank you Helene for reinventing the wheel and brining this delicious soup to our virtual dinner.

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  20. We love a good French onion soup at our house. So much so that we bought the little brown individual pots with the lids, especially for the onion soup.
    Sam

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  21. "All good thing things come to those who wait." ~ Helene, this soup looks marvelous. The whole menu looks incredible, too. Thanks for linking all the recipes...

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  22. That looks fantastic, Helene! I love French onion soup when done right (and oh, this one looks like it's perfect!).

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  23. Oh! Perfect for the cold weather...love onion soup...yummie!

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  24. Yum, I absolutely love French onion soup! And your pot is adorable!!

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  25. the crust is what makes me make this time and time again.
    I love those little pots. How adorable.

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  26. It looks yummy. I have never tried it before, but now I know I have to!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  27. OMG, my son will beg me if he sees this soup. It's his favorite soup ever!

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  28. Tant qu'à être à la maison, je me dis que je devrais probablement en profiter et faire ce genre de plat qui prend du temps! Merci pour la recette...

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  29. I've been wanting a good french onion soup. The only thing I can say about this one is that in my house it would serve 2. I would probably eat that much. Your photo is gorgeous and appetizing.

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  30. Perfect time of year for French Onion soup. I love it! I have no doubt caramelizing the onions for 2-3 hours really intensified the flavor.

    The soup looks fabulous!

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  31. FOS is my absolute favorite thing in the whole world. All my friends roll their eyes when they ask where we should eat and I always say, "Somewhere with great FOS!" They humor me only so often. This soup of yours looks spectacular. Very nice. Your photo is delicious!

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  32. Yum! French onion is the king of soups.

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  33. This must be heavenly with those slow-cooked onions! It looks wonderful!

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  34. This is my all time favorite soup! Yours looks mouth watering good.

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  35. Beautiful photography! I have never made French Onion Soup...this looks delicious.

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  36. That is a bowl of incredible goodness. I love those little pots!

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  37. Gorgeous soup and beautiful pictures Helene. Love your pot too! My lad follows his nose to the kitchen whenever I caramelise onions!! There's something about the aroma...lovely post!

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  38. I love French onion soup. I think I love your picture more. Great stuff.

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  39. Your French Onion soup is gorgeous! Sounds so good with homemade baguettes!

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  40. wow!! ive never trien this french onion soup at home!! sound appetizingly yumm!! :)
    cheers!!

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  41. I love caramelised onions. It's well worth the wait! The soup looks amazing.

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  42. Oh, how I love French Onion soup! It's like my favourite soup ever!

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  43. oh how i love your blog, your pics are better then real life!

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  44. I love cooking with wine! That onion soup looks fantastic and ever so tasty as well as comforting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  45. Gorgeous photo. This is my favourite soup. the last time I made it I accidently left it on the stove for five hours; it reduced a lot but it turned out perfectly. Cooking it for a long time really does meld the flavours together.

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  46. Next to noodle soup, french onion is one of my favorites. You always make my mouth water with these photos!

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  47. What a beautiful looking soup you have here. This is my first time on your page and I really like it. I hope you don't mind me adding your link to my blog roll!!

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  48. Oh my goodness me Helene, that is beautiful. I adore French onion soup :)

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  49. Stunning photography. On the cooking with wine topic, I have a sign in my kitchen it says: I love to cook with wine sometimes I even put it in the food!"

    Beautiful!

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  50. Oh, Helene - What a wonderful sounding soup. I love the cheese dripping down the sides of the bowl in that photo... captures all the things I love about French onion soup... which is always worth the effort.

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  51. Hello Hélène~I've just strolled into your blog for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got so many wonderful recipes. You've got beautiful photos that enhance both palettes.


    The one thing that could cheer me up as I watched summer come to a close was... the anticipation of fall and all the autumnal colors that come with it.
    Providing creative inspiration for cooking.

    I've bookmarked you in my favs.
    I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
    Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  52. I am just dying to make this. I love real French Onion Soup. Just can't wait!

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  53. The browned, melted cheese looks fantastic! That's a lovely bowl of soup.

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  54. how gorgeous is your little dish, makes the soup all that much better!

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  55. Though I have enjoyed French onion soup countless times, I've yet to make it myself. I can only imagine how good this tastes; I'm eager to actually make it now!

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  56. Mmm look at all that cheese!! Delicious. I love cooking with wine.

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  57. I found your blog thru Monique's. I am so glad . What a beautiful onion soup. I love the little red casserole too! :)

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  58. Going to Italy! That is great, do you know what cities you will be visiting.

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  59. My gosh. I'm speechless just looking at that soup. It's edible art.

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  60. Max parle sans cesse de ta cuisine. Il fantasme sur ton ragoût de boulettes! haha! Je crois qu'il a très hâte à Noël!
    Bonne journée!
    Thalie et les autres colocs :)

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  61. Your soup is a work of art - so beautiful!

    I was thinking along the same lines and made onion-fennel soup this week :)

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  62. Thanks for the great comments and the new visitors.

    The little pot is: Le Creuset. I like it a lot.

    Thalie & les colocs: merci de ta visite et de laisser un commentaire si gentil. Je devrais faire un post sur les fameuses boulettes. Dommage que vous êtes si loin, je vous en ferais.
    Prenez soin de Max :)

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  63. Gorgeous, it looks like a soup you'd get at a restaurant! Definitely worth the extra time too, it sounds fantastic!

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  64. Perfect for this weather. We love French onion soup and this looks great!

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  65. This is my favorite soup, hands down. There is nothing like it and I could easily have it daily!

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  66. Stunning, just stunning! The time it takes to put this soup together is so worth the effort. We love the fact that you emphasize carmelizing the onions for 2-3 hours, so worth it!
    This is perfect for the cooler weather.

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  67. I make onion soup, but mine is never so good as yours. This just looks so so comforting and so so delicous. Love that cheese effect going there.

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  68. Wow Helene I really love French onion soup and this look...amazing!! gloria

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  69. I love it. Is my all time favorite soup

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  70. I know I already commented on this, but when I checked to see if you had a new post, this popped up, and I started drooling all over again. My favorite food, absolutely is FOS. Strange addiction, I know. Yours looks so great!

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  71. Quelle belle image d'une recette classique de nos cuisines!
    Moi aussi, j'aime ton blog qui est est élégant avec pleine d'inspiration!
    ronelle

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  72. this soup looks amazing! i love onion soup and anything with wine in it so this is just wonderful. gorgeous picture. x

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  73. I love soup, especially onion...I will try this recipe.

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  74. hello helene
    la gratinée c'était au souper apres les spectacles !!
    et si tu aimes les desserts pas comme les autres alors un petit tour chez moi !! à bientôt Pierre

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  75. Ahh that onion soup ooks to die for! and I LOVE the little red casserole:)

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  76. French onion soup is my favorite! I normally head to the farmer's market and just start buying different varieties to throw into the soup. Also, I love the slow 2-3 hour route versus the quick 30 minute route you see some people take. Not only does it break down those onions and make them super sweet but it adds so much more air freshener to the house.

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  77. That is a beautiful picture! I love onion soup.

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  78. Hey - Thanks for stopping by my place Helene! John just brought me home a gift of these lovely Le Cruset pots - dang they're cute and I can't wait to use them for this gorgeous soup! Your photos are GORGEOUS sister!
    ~ Mary

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  79. Oh yum! It looks delicious with the cheese golden brown. Love the little red dish, such a cute presentation.

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  80. French onion is certainly one of my favorite soups, especially as the weather gets cold.

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